Religion & Spirituality
The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Religion & Spirituality:
CONNECTED is a speculative fiction thriller with touches of science and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK's Bestseller lists for both Thrillers and Science Fiction within 5 days of release.
Beginning with the funeral of a renowned classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet in the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist tries to make sense of his brother's suicide. Across the country, a university student, enjoying the unexpected attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed when his best friend falls to his death from the thirteenth floor of a neighbouring campus tower block.
As each tries to unravel the mystery behind the apparent suicides, they are drawn into an obsessive search for a computer-generated fractal video sequence, with startling effects on human consciousness, and which might just pave the way for discovery of the ultimate Theory of Everything.
However, they are not the only ones to have seen the potential of this mind-altering video, and soon find themselves in a desperate race against time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of sex, drugs, cyber-crime, and massively multi-player on-line gaming.
At nine, Orbie seems to live his life along a precipice. He is burdened with an overabundance of difficult choices which would be beyond the capacities of most boys his age—but Orbie is about to discover that he’s no ordinary boy. In the debut novel from artist and poet Freddie Owens, nothing is ever precisely what it seems: prejudice is not innate, the dead aren’t really dead, and those in positions of power cannot be trusted.
Orbie finds himself deposited at his grandparent’s home in Kentucky one summer, his stepfather, Victor, having had a change of heart about including him on a family prospecting trip to Florida. Except “heart” doesn't seem, to Orbie, quite the right word to apply to his stepfather, whose tempestuous temper took him from the widowed family’s salvation to its most dangerous element in one outburst flat.
Then Like The Blind Man: ORBIE'S STORY is an electrifying porthole to the South of the ‘50s, where, though inane prejudice may have dominated, kindness and justice also had a place. Orbie’s sharecropping grandparents, by defying convention with unnerving grace, become founts of colloquial wisdom whose appeal is impossible to resist, and the Orbie they nurture—the best version of a boy who may otherwise have been lost—is someone the reader comes to love. – Michelle Anne Schingler / ForeWord Reviews
1979 is getting on Piper Penn's nerves. Struggling to survive past tragedies, she finds comfort in Old Hollywood movies in her native San Francisco. Seeing no reason to adhere to man-made rules after her first-hand look at the ultimate in hypocrisy, Piper does what she wants, and trouble follows.
An unexpected inheritance on a tiny Midwest island in the Straits of Mackinac provides an escape. The mandated stay at the island's glorious Grand Hotel gives her spirits a much-needed boost, especially when she catches the eye of a handsome groundskeeper. Taking part as an extra during the filming of the island movie Somewhere in Time adds to her excitement about this turn in her life.
When mysterious accusations and headstrong residents send her into a tailspin, she finds friendship from a quirky, I Love Lucy loving nun who challenges her embittered look at life and faith. Can Piper survive the baffling attempts to derail her inheritance before it's too late or has she fallen for a well-planned ruse while falling in love?
"What happens when you combine a love of Lucy, Nora Ephron, Old Hollywood, and the desire for true faith? You embark on an unforgettable 1979journey to magical, Mackinac Island."
- Author, Michele Olson, Being Ethel (In a world that loves Lucy)
The Power of Thanksgiving: A Blueprint for Contentment, Fulfillment, and Well-Being through Gratitude has captured the hearts of readers who have variously described it as:
“A well-written inspirational book”
“A must read for anyone anytime of the year”
“A treasure trove of the spiritual, psychological, physical, and social benefits of a gratitude lifestyle"
”The what, why, when, and how of a gratitude lifestyle”
”A powerful memoir about gratitude”
“A thriller you can’t put down once you start reading it"
"A practical guide on developing and benefiting from gratitude"
"A book on well-being"
”The Genesis through to Revelation of thanksgiving”
THIS BOOK IS ALL OF THESE AND MORE!
Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Power of Thanksgiving" by Joyce Addo-Atuah, PhD.]
4 out of 4 stars
The Power of Thanksgiving: A Blueprint for Contentment, Fulfillment, and Well-Being through Gratitude by Joyce Addo-Atuah is a book that truly covers many of the benefits and results from having a lifestyle of thanksgiving. The book describes the spiritual, psychological, physical, and relational benefits of practicing a life of gratitude and being thankful.
The book begins with an explanation of the history of the Thanksgiving holiday and the purpose of giving thanks to God and to the Natives who helped the Pilgrims survive in the new land. The author quickly states that this book would be about living a lifestyle of thanksgiving and not just a once-a-year occasion. The chapters are all divided into different aspects of the meaning and practice of thanksgiving as a lifestyle: the what, why, when, and how of this wonderful attitude of gratitude affecting everything and everyone. Each chapter is sprinkled with quotes, Bible verses, hymns, and the author’s personal experiences. The author is actively living a lifestyle of thanksgiving as her book testifies.
I especially liked that the author not only points out that we should thank God for his goodness and love but also thank the people who have blessed us in our lives. God is able to be good to us through anything and anyone to bless us in our lives. When we develop this attitude of gratitude, we will see and experience even more to be thankful for, including simple everyday things, such as the air we breathe and the water we drink. I really like all the benefits the author mentioned from being thankful.
Being thankful leaves no room for negativity nor having a complaining attitude. A truly thankful person will be pleasant to be around, will have a positive outlook on life, and will be able to be happy for others experiencing blessings and happiness. The author mentions that a thankful person will be a forgiving person and a giving person. She encourages people to get right with family, friends, and neighbors and to not only donate time, talent, and treasure but to express thankfulness to people who have blessed us and to treat all people with dignity and respect.
This well-written book covered so many different aspects of the meaning and practice of thanksgiving in an organized way with plenty of personal examples, quotes, use of Scriptures from the Bible, and hymns that I rate The Power of Thanksgiving 4 out of 4 stars. I cannot think of anything that I didn’t like about the book, except for the several small errors found, such as missing hyphens, quotation marks, and capital letters that were needed. However, I had an overall feeling that the book was well edited as I read it, and these errors did not take away the ease and enjoyment of reading the material. Because of the heavy use of Bible passages and hymns, this book would appeal most to Christians and people who do not mind the Christian viewpoint of living a lifestyle of thanksgiving. However, I think many people would enjoy and benefit from reading this book as a practical guide to practice gratitude and to know and experience the benefits of being thankful.
Strange though it may sound, cancer can lead us to a deeper experience of joy and inner peace, this book asserts. Praised by Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp as "a brief, exceptionally rewarding book," The Upside of Cancer offers hope and courage to cancer patients and their families and anyone facing a major trauma.
The author was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer in 2013 at age 81. With insights and stories from his own life, he shows you how to turn anxiety into joy as you tap into your inner courage, find peace and solace in stillness, and listen to the wisdom of your own heart.
This book will help you:
Face the fear of death
Find inner peace
From an early age, Azel, the Prince of the White Castle of the Angels of Light, plans what he calls his great rebellion against the Father. After his self transformation into a four legged, scaled beast, he names himself the Dragon. At the head of his rebel angel army and his dragon flocks, he brings war to the angel lands. His intention is to dethrone the Father and rule in his place. Khem, the Child of the White Mountain, vows upon his Silver Sword to be his slayer. The lonely, perilous path of the dragonslayer, he takes. At its end, he stands alone, to challenge the Father's foe to combat.
The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles tells a gripping story about memorable characters and resurrects a time and place that, perhaps more than any, created the modern world.
“Kuhlken mixes historical and fictional characters with an ease that will remind many of Max Allan Collins’s Nate Heller series (True Crime, etc.). He’s equally adept at melding the murder inquiry with Hickey’s personal struggles.” ~ Publishers’ Weekly
Throughout 1926, Harry Chandler used the persuasive reach of his Los Angeles Times to assure that railroads were out, and cars were in.
And in May of that vital year, celebrity evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson went swimming at Ocean Park beach and vanished, presumed drowned. Millions mourned or prayed for her miraculous return. On June 23, she walked out of the Mexican desert and crossed the border into Douglas, Arizona.
Though her story of a kidnapping convinced her followers, the district attorney didn’t buy it. A grand jury hearing was underway when a lynching happened in Echo Park, only yards from Sister Aimee’s Angelus Temple. The victim was an old friend of Tom Hickey, whose distress is aggravated because the police and popular media have apparently conspired to deny the lynching occurred.
Tom, who leads a dance orchestra and works days selling meat, adds to his jobs the pursuit of killers who may belong to the Ku Klux Klan. The investigation leads him to Angelus Temple and Sister Aimee, whose sermon entitled “The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles” provides him with clues and suspects. They include publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst and Harry Chandler, infamous owner of the Los Angeles Times.
If you enjoy spiritually uplifting novels like Watership Down you will love this captivating tale of a young raven commanded by God to leave the safety of home and reclaim Raven's ancient role as friend and ally of humankind.
Praised as a "superbly written inspirational novel" by the Midwest Book Review, The Raven Who Spoke with God has been published in 11 foreign language editions. Written for all ages, it's a light-hearted, fun read with important life skills to share--a story of courage and spiritual awakening that is also a charming love story.
Read how Joshua overcomes the fear of failure as he listens to words of encouragement from a friendly wolf. Soar the skies with him as he explores the meaning of life and fulfills his destiny in what has been hailed as "one of the sweetest and most profound fables you will ever read."
Terrorism rising in Europe and the Middle East...global economies in disarray...tiny Israel threatened by enemies on all sides. Is this old world finally about to die?
In Voices, this question festers just below the conscious level all over the world, especially in light of an event thirteen months earlier when millions of people simply vanished from the earth.
Most of those remaining comfort themselves by playing along with the more or less official explanation—that UFO’s came by and beamed certain people aboard for reasons unknown. But deep inside they realize that explanation is nothing but a convenient fantasy and that in reality an event of Biblical proportions has occurred.
Daniel Goldman is among those who try to ignore the Disappearance. Consistent with his life-long commitment to rigid self-determination, he has pushed the matter out of mind and become even more fanatically focused on his work as an international investor.
But on a Monday morning in late September events outside his control begin to chip away at his comfortable ignorance. Everywhere he goes he finds himself hotly pursued and people wanting things from him he’d never contemplated. As he travels the globe negotiating the largest oil deal on the planet—and as an ancient empire gradually re-awakens—he meets and falls in love with a beautiful Israeli woman. She, together with her family and their rabbi, help Daniel discover he has never really been the “captain of his soul.” Instead, all his life a variety of “voices” have guided him to a single decision with eternal consequences. The Biblical Apocalypse is upon them and, one way or another, Daniel is destined to play an important role in prophesied events.
This novel, the first of a series about the end of this age, shows the world is not coming to an end—only this current evil age is. It also treats the Bible as the inerrant Word of God and presents a plausible picture of the end times according to a literal reading of its prophetic revelation.
A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?
An incredibly entertaining and compelling story… I could not put this one down. - Jessica Rachow Book Reviews
A brilliant story full of intrigue and mystery…keeping me hooked throughout - Black Book Blogs
A plot full of tension and (impossible) choices made for one great read - The Magic of Wor(l)ds
In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.
After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him?
Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged?
Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?
From the author of Catch The Moon, Mary comes this epic drama spanning seven decades. Set against a backdrop of war in 1930s’ Europe, Grace Fieldergill, a starry-eyed young actress from Devon, moves to London to pursue her dream of becoming a star. The lovable boarders of Wyncote House, a ladies-only establishment, take her under their collective wing and share her triumph when she is accepted into the brilliant young John Gielgud’s company as Peggy Ashcroft’s understudy. When Peggy misses a show one night, Grace gets her chance. Watching her performance that evening are two people who will change her life forever, London’s most famous actress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, and a man whose love she never thought she could win.
Less than 10% of modern-day Christians have ever read through the entire Bible, much less extensively studied it. Instead, most Christians rely on their church for the majority of their understanding of the teachings of Jesus. Exclusively relying on one institution for such vital information can be dangerous, yet this seems to be a trend in our society. Beware of Hypocrisy was written to explain why this trend is dangerous and to encourage Christians to study the New Testament themselves.
After almost 2,000 years of making assumptions and inventing doctrines, churches have subtly changed, over time, the teachings of Jesus into something different from what is presented in the Scriptures. This will be demonstrated by analyzing the teachings of Jesus regarding a given topic as presented in the Bible, and then contrasting it with what churches teach and do regarding the subject.
The book concludes with encouragement from hope in the Word of the Lord. In addition, techniques for studying the Bible are presented along with recommendations on Bible translations, online Bibles, and Bible apps.
This first loosely autobiographical book in The Mug Trilogy tells the story of Jersey-born Mug, a troubled girl from a recently broken home. It covers her experiences as a sixteen-year-old girl at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in 1970, the same year that she follows a guru. It describes her tumultuous years as an art student in Coventry, where vegetarian Mug finds herself living next door to an abattoir and railway shunting yard with David, a fellow art student. Dramatic events follow on from the evening they meet at a student party, when Mug attempts to save David from attempting a very public drunken suicide attempt.
Christmas with a Twist!
This collection of Christmas stories puts a different spin on some of the clichés of the festive season.
Why is Santa stalking a couple?
Who will protect seven-year-old Jeannie when a fake Santa comes to call?
What is the real story of the first Christmas?
You’ll enjoy these and other quirky Christmas stories, curled up on the sofa when the long winter nights draw in.
These are linked stories, in the spirit of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. They are about a sixteen-year old girl, Kedzie Greer, who was raised in a utopian community and leaves home to make her way in a dystopian society. The year is 2199; the place, the Reunited States.
In these stories, technology coexists with a haunted world. There are witches and robots, ghosts and e-beasts, a mystical lake and a human warehouse.
If you want to get into the main story at once, begin with “Leaving Home.” It is about Kedzie's decision to seek a life outside the town gates.
If you want to begin with background on the town, start with “The Town With Four Names.” It has had a long strange trip from its beginning in the late nineteenth century, when it resembled the Chautauqua Institution, to 2199.
"A biblical comedy, a millennial carnival, a strange dispatch from beyond the rapture."
"A crazy-ass futuristic book."
Jack Delfan is an unwitting Noah who has turned his back on the world of men. He lives in an oil tanker in a sea of sand. He believes in digging. When a son, Hob, is delivered to him, Delfan teaches the boy how to use a spade and read the book. Delfan is a difficult father and refuses to tell Hob who his mother is. Then the Gcwi come.
Hob and the Gcwi set out on a quest to find Hob's mother. It is a journey that is destined to break Hob's heart. There are times when a broken heart is what it takes.
The Excavations is coming of age tale which delves into the history of the world, and into its future. It is a prophecy of what will come if we fail to confront the results of climate change and imploding capitalism.
From old English delfan "to dig"
From Proto-Indo-European root dhelbh - source also of Lithuanian delba "crowbar," Russian dolbit, Czech dlabati, Polish dłubać "to chisel".
Related: Delved; delving.
Can also be an instruction:
Gary Troia is a writer, he has also been a bricklayer, a teacher, a philosophy student and a sufferer of several disorders, including: manic depression, alcoholism, fear of flying and a dislike of most people.
After Gary announces that he will no longer fly, his wife, Poppo books a coach holiday to Lake Como. One week later, with the newly acquired kittens dropped off at the cattery, Gary and Poppo embark on a twenty-four hour coach journey to Italy.
Gary always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. It spurred him on. For a while, his strategy worked. But soon the energy of raw emotion would dissipate, and he would be back where he started. What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events - involving gangsters, the ICF, deportation from the States, Christian cults and the AA - Gary stumbled upon something that helped him tame the voice in his head: inspirational books. He spent years reading them before having a quiet revolution. Gary’s life was not transformed into a thing of beauty, but he did gain a passion for daily reflection and meditation. While the book itself is a narrative account of a journey to Lake Como, The coach to Como is ultimately the story of survival, recovery and evolution. The book is well crafted, with various threads being skilfully interwoven to give a colourful but incredibly honest account of the journey Gary has undertaken since he came to terms with his ego, his internal struggles with life, loneliness, rebelliousness and self-destructive behaviour.
The year is 2199; the place, the Reunited States.
Kedzie Greer is pretty, smart, accomplished, and loved. She grew up in paradise: a small lakeside community with utopian ideals. But on turning sixteen — the age of legal adulthood in 2199 — Kedzie decides she has had enough of paradise.
Story 1, “The Town With Four Names,” is about Kedzie's idyllic hometown, which has survived against all odds for more than three hundred years. Cassie Stillwater, a 90-year-old descendent of the original founder, writes down the town’s history, a history that turns personal.
Story 2, “Leaving Home,” is about Kedzie’s decision to seek a life outside the town gates. She finds a job that horrifies her parents, who fear that they raised her too well and protected her too much.
Story 1 will remind you of summer. Story 2 will remind you of what it feels like to begin work on your life.
The stories aren’t Young Adult in spite of the age of the heroine and in spite of the fact that they are more or less G-rated. They aren’t exactly science fiction either.
This little “appetizer” book introduces the setting and the basic plot of New Sun Rising: Ten Stories.
A heartwarming autobiographical memoir told by an Akita- Chow mix dog named Rusty. He tells his story from his early days with his mother, through his hardship times to being adopted into a loving home.
He explains how he was judged because of his breeds and reflects on how the actions of all humans helped shape his behavior. He talks about how the bond between dog and human needs strengthening so that less dogs end up at the shelter and he reminds us why these beautiful animals come into our life.
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I am I: The In-Dweller of your Heart is a stepping stone for all who embark upon their own quest for ‘Spiritual’ education and guidance. Even if you are comfortable with your own faith and religion, it can help you to explore new interpretations and issues on a personal or global scale.
The author David Knight has received and transcribed these passages of text in a process known as ‘Inner Dictation’. He describes this as writing from within the connection of his heart where peace, bliss, love and light reign supreme.
God’s wisdom and teachings are laid out before you so you can simply choose and read whenever or whatever your heart needs or desires. I am I entrusts that you will dip your toes into these guidelines, principles and simple directions, then dive headfirst into the waters of your own Divine essence.
These books will form the threads of life’s new tapestry, each spun into 52 lessons from, to and through our own hearts and souls. They are like a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, partner or personal friend who knows you better than you can ever know ‘yourself’.
Part 1 is a companion for life which does not judge, condemn or scold, but hopes to encourage, guide, console, teach and remind you of who and what you are, why you live and for what purpose too!
A book of clear verse. Geese migrate through its lines. Tall ships leave Liverpool Bay. An iceberg breaks free of Antarctica. Ivory burns in Kenya. The healing of the rift between nations is contemplated. An exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art is visited. The crossing of the Rubicon is dared. Franz Kafka writes his tales. The spirit of T.S. Eliot revisits The Waste Land. Shakespeare drinks with his acting company. Autumn in Yerevan, Armenia, is mirrored. Utopia is mused on. Childhood is remembered. Love celebrated. Archie Leach sails from Bristol to New York. Matthew Flinders becomes the first man to circumnavigate Australia. Noah's ark moors on mount Ararat. The death of the last white rhinoceros is lamented. Weland the smith lifts his hammer. Hugh Minn finds an alien in his loft. Various other visions and inspirations are explored. Readers of these lines will hopefully find them worthy of study.
Knowledge is power & this book is jam-packed full of vital facts as well as the most "Absurd" things that are going on all around us, on a daily basis...
An epic adventure. Lost in a world of magic. Familiar myths and legends. Uncommon dangers. Lethally entertaining schemes. Loki would be proud.
Collecting Books One to Two (Arc One) of The Accidental Archmage Series for a continued, immersive reading experience. With updated editions, two previously unpublished stories connecting events of the epic, and additional illustrations.
(An anthology of approximately 251,000 words)
Would you like to -
•Immerse yourself in a grand and dangerous adventure? In a world both familiar and strange? A world where magic and gods still exist?
•Meet deities, beings, and exiles from Earth's pantheons? Encounter warriors, huskarls, satyrs, hoplites, dark mages, Elder beings, and strange yet immeasurably terrible beings from the myths of pre-history?
•Match wits with the likes of Loki, Athena, Amun-Ra, Zeus, Coniraya, Viracocha, and even Dionysus? Escape plots and schemes played by powerful gods of life and death?
•Avoid being the meal of dire wolves, draken, and other beasts of legend? Play with a sphinx, giants of every size and stripe, naguals, a yahui, vrykolakas, empusas, minotaurs, jotnar, ogres, trolls, and dokkalfr, to name a few?
•Survive being in the middle of wars between civilizations and races? Suffer the arrogance and stupidity of gods and men alike? Cross paths with beings who don't like you - Thor, Ares, and the Incan death god Supay, to name three?
•Be burdened with a quest to save yourself and your humanity in the brutal and primordial world of Adar?
•Live in a world where scientific pursuit or insulting deities will get you a lightning bolt or two? Oh, though five or more of those coruscating decorations would be more likely. All at the same time.
Then come, join one Tyler West, suddenly alone, lost and bewildered, with the three moons in the night sky making it clear that he wasn’t on Earth anymore. It is not a game. It’s real. And there's no coffee, pizza, fries, or his favorite show on HBO.
Our tale begins with the unfinished prophecy of a mad and very dead volva, or Norse seeress, of the Dokkalfr Mountains. Sadly, we are left bereft of the rest of her visions due to the lethal intervention of massive sheets of lightning, which just shows that gods and insults really don’t mix.
The god kings sleep, dreams of
Power, magic; Torn veil,
Their watch denied; A ring
Of hiding, a clasp of
Silver, the Norns defied.
A mortal elder, worlds
Tremble; a book written,
A magical world, or
Where grinning vultures reign.
Man but a child, made flesh
With eternal bones; Thou
Deny him? Olympus?
Jupiter? Enlil? Ra?
Powers of wind, fire and
Earth; Of ancient gray
Rock; of lightning; Avail you not.
Fie! All you gods, mind thy
Warning; A path faltered,
A child angered; A rage
Born; of love and despair.
Thy world is dust! Of Fire,
Ice, or Death! Or a world
Of light, if so desired!
Harken! Petty gods! Petty fools.
A wolf wind…
- Unfinished Prophecy of a Mad Volva.
This compelling series takes terror to an entirely new level
Newly retired Army physician and War College Professor Sonia Amon returns to war-torn Syria where she plans to open several medical clinics. Syrian-born Sonia possesses the cultural competency, appearance and language skills that make her an ideal operative in the Middle East. Her medical expertise adds to her strengths. But life is cheap, and her enemies are plentiful.
Terror awaits her outside of Aleppo and follows her everywhere she travels in the country.
When terror strikes, it's shocking!
"You can't put this book down..."
The former Light-Bringer's time to rule is coming. And there's nothing humanity can do about it. Yet the Devil is prophesied to lose everything in the end. Destiny or not, the fallen Archangel has other plans.
Thus the tumultuous last stages of a conflict as old as time. Fought in this world. With the weapons and science of humanity.
But though the time of the Apocalypse is nearing, Heaven waits. And in preparation for the final conflict, the minions of Hell have started infesting the world. Corrupting humanity and stealing the heavenly spark that connects mortals to God. Unless stopped, when the end comes, most of the divine power that exists in every person will belong to the Adversary. The Serpent has no plans of losing again. With enough heavenly power, he believes that even a divine prophecy can be broken.
Against the forces of Hell, it falls to the shoulders of a few good men and women at the side of diminished angels to delay Armageddon. A retrograde action against the forces of darkness.
One of them is Keith A. North, SEAL E-6, left for dead in the sandbox. Recruited by the secretive Khamsa, an organization almost as old as recorded history, he learns how to fight against nightmares made real. Limited by rules as ancient as the struggle against Hell.
(A novel of around 40,000 words).
Ray Dennis does the secret, a simple law of attraction story is a humorous parody based on The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
When Ray Dennis, an alcoholic English bricklayer, is deported from the US back to the UK on a drug charge, he has no idea that his life and identity are about to change forever. Shattered by his knowledge that he is a failure, Ray dedicates himself to self-improvement and unwittingly puts himself and his family on a path to disaster once he discovers The Secret.With a change of name and new passport, Ray returns to LA. He meets a Guru who introduces him to the teachings of The Secret, and shows Ray how to plant thought seeds. And so begins his quest to completely change his life. His thoughts seeds create a wife, kids, a successful business, and a big house. But his success comes at a price as serious drug traffickers eventually kill his wife and children, and the police won’t help when they find out he was in the country illegally.
Treacherous secrets – keep them or share them? A difficult decision but honesty is the best policy. Isn't it?
What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?
Prospero is prepared to tell Leonie most of his past – if he can find her – but one of his secrets could send her running again. Another could destroy any future they might have. And one could kill her. Dare he risk it?
Leonie is terrified of the consequences of sharing any of her past with anyone. But not even Leonie knows the secrets that her very existence contains.
Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie and they could tear the world apart. Who does he turn to, and who should he share them with? If he tells the wrong person he could seal not just Leonie’s death warrant but those of millions more.
And no one has told Leonie the mystery of her necklace. When she discovers that, will she sacrifice everything and risk all that Gabriel has been working for?
Reviews for Strand of Faith.
An incredibly entertaining and compelling story… I could not put this one down. If you enjoy stories about impossible choices and tension-filled plots then Strand of Faith is for you - Jessica Rachow Book Reviews
A brilliant story full of intrigue and mystery with the main characters all interacting with each other perfectly keeping me hooked throughout - Black Book Blogs
A plot full of tension and (impossible) choices made for one great read - The Magic of Wor(l)ds
People need to look at their government. I have written articles for over 20 years; from the first Bush to Obama. We have problems we need to face and quit sticking our head in the sand. It's okay to be a liberal or a conservative, but neither exists in our government today. Our politicians do everything but what they were elected to do: Represent the People. If you are open minded you will enjoy this. If you've only voted one party all of your life then don't download this book. Stop to look at what our politicians are doing today. If you are an open minded Christian you might enjoy this. And if you are you must admit God is probably not too happy. Atheists are offended. Everyone should be offended that they are offended. When talking about being Christian in the military becomes an act of "treason," then we have bigger problems. America has spent so much time protecting each individual’s rights that no one has any rights. Throughout history every great empire has collapsed; there have been no exceptions. To all the military living and dead who served the United States of America, with honor and sacrifice for freedom and their country, may the actions of Congress and our Presidents not make their dedication in to God and country in vain. WARNING! This is for mature audiences so if you’re a Democrat or Republican who always voted the same ticket, this is not for you, because it means you are incapable of thinking on your own, so I’d rather you not buy it. If you are a frustrated American upset with the current administrations then you may find these scribbles quit enjoyable. Should I Forget A simple reminder, since I might forget. These are scribbles of an Old Fart and you may find repetitions. This is due to “Oldheimers.” DISCLAIMER Any resemblance to political persons in office is purely intentional. FOR PETA’S SAKE! For your peace of mind let it be known that NO animals were injured during the making of these meandering scribbles. GIVE ME A BREAK! I’m not a racist, and I’m not a terrorist, I’m just trying to be funny and open your eyes to other solutions. If you have better ideas then you write a book. FINAL WARNING! Before you read this I must remind you that you have three choices. You can only pick one so be careful. You are a Democrat, a Republican or an American. If you picked one of the first two then don’t get this book and if you do then don’t complain. Americans tell the truth, the other two don’t. Offended yet? You will be; unless you’re an American. FOR OBAMA I’M AMERICA’S BIGGEST THREAT I’m a white, Christian, heterosexual, and I believe in traditional marriage. I am America’s Biggest Threat. Get Over It!
Notes on the New Testament Bible Book of, "Revelation," are designed for Bible teachers and Pastors. In outline form, these notes contain each chapter and verse of Revelation in the King James translation with explanation of each verse. Many attempts to teach Revelation give more questions than answers. These notes give more answers. These notes have been used by Pastors of churches of several denominations.
"Trivia for Thinkers" contains fresh questions and answers in history, geography, science and literature. It is arranged in sets of 20 questions followed by 20 answers.
"Trivia for Thinkers" is different than most trivia books because the answers are usually explained. The reader can learn. For example, Question No. 691, Who was the chief hero of South American independence from Spain?
Answer No. 691, Simon Bolivar was the hero of many South American nations' independence from Spain. Those named after him included a nation, a peninsula in Texas, and many streets and cities in the United States. Bolivar led to independence from Spain, the nations, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
The writer, Joe B. Hewitt, has enjoyed playing trivia on 26 ocean cruises. A member of Mensa, the high IQ society, Hewitt has a Master of Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University. He has traveled extensively in Canada, Mexico and Britain. He has visited or served as a temporary missionary in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Cuba, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Kitts; England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Russia, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, and all 50 of the United States.
Discover your True Self … when you remove the ball and chain of your attachments!
Remember, you are a Soul who resides in a body, and its shape and size and colour bear no relevance to the truth you desire. So, while the choice to nurture or neglect one’s physical embodiment remains, where can you quench the inner thirst of your Divine essence? And, what life-path will eradicate those ill thoughts and words and deeds of the past, and release the burden of one’s karmic shadow?
This short-read will show you how to experience the magnificence of your true self, and help you to comprehend your own brilliance is without limitation. Through the silence of your Sojourns, you learn the reality of freedom, which brings clarity and focus by revealing the truth of who and what you are. In stillness, you will forget the attachments of this world, elevate beyond the human form, and Leave the Body Behind.
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In a process known as 'inner-dictation', God's wisdom and love are transcribed through and from the heart, to help us rediscover who and what we are, and why we exist too. As such, these 'lessons', guidelines and principles will resonate inside your Soul, and remove the veil of death, fear, and anxiety to provide a clearer vision and purpose. Please be assured, during one's sojourn, you are able to find your own path towards self-realization and become liberated into eternal bliss and peace.
Following Pearl Harbor, Tom Hickey and a partner open a supper club, Rudy’s Hacienda, in downtown San Diego, a few blocks from the harbor. The club thrives. and Tom’s glad to be making money. His wife Madeline, part gold-digger, has wearied of living in decent but modest circumstances.
Tom’s ticket to prosperity and family harmony is Cynthia Moon, the club’s jazz singer who enraptures admirals, generals, and tycoons. When she disappears, it’s not only concern for the girl that sends him searching.
The hunt carries him to the village of Mount Shasta and into the web of a Hindu-inspired occultist. Though he doesn’t find Cynthia, he deduces her motive for disappearing. And he learns the first part of her desperate plan, which sends him to Denver in search of a hit man.
Back in San Diego, he deduces the rest of her plan. He speeds across the border in hopes of arriving in time to stop her, and perhaps break the spell of her madness and despair.
“Mysticism, a journal full of poetic folklore, and the noir-like dialog push an especially complex plot from start to finish. Along with Gaylord Dold and Max Allan Collins, Kuhlken joins the ranks of P.I. authors presenting their character in a historical setting and pulling the deed off with skill and grace. Highly recommended.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly
"What is present reality" is an incredibly profound but straightforward exposition of the "limits of science."
Every scientist wishes that someone will falsify the world crafted using the present body of scientific methods one day. One such world comprises the manifold versions of relativity theories, measuring E = mc2. Suppose one deified scientist had not mathematically derived the value of energy in this way. In that case, today's scientists will not bind their understanding to the light serviced by the deified leader scientist, traded and squared by them as a devoted follower. Evidently, when one conceives energy as mc2, its value-without the presence of the leader deity-is zero.
This landmark work, grounded in India's ancient cultural metaphysics, challenges the present reality of what we know and believe to be true, whether about divinity, or spirituality, or the universe of objects or subjects, or us as a person. A unique feature is the precise quantification of the lightless energies, of both the present reality as well as the varying paradigms and doctrines working on modifying that. It is a part of a series of twelve books that democratizes the ability to understand our present reality, beyond those who are experts in modern science, and use this understanding for personal as well as societal well-being. The beta reviewers note "This is unbelievable work that would change the way life is seen and lived" and "Looking forward to this being a massive success!"
Dr. Vipin Gupta has a Ph.D. in managerial science and applied economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a gold medalist from the Post-graduate Program of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He is a Professor of sensible management and appropriate science at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, California State University San Bernardino, USA.
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